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Eromanga in True Blue Culture Vulture Inflight Magazine

Monday, February 05, 2018

Eromanga Natural History Museum has just had been featured in an article for Rex Airline inflight magazine True Blue. The article titled "Outback Encounters" looks at the wonders offered in our region. As we cannot publish the whole article here is a snapshot below. Click the link to view the entire contents of the article.  ...read more

Tourism businesses to share in $1.8 million Digital Grant Funding

Friday, February 02, 2018

Eromanga Natrual History Museum is proud to announce we have been awarded a share of the Small Business Digital Grants Program. Find below an extract of the original article. See the original post here.   ...read more

Eromanga one of the 15 Lesser Known ‘Must See’ Aussie Destinations

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Eromanga Natrual History Museum made the Skyscanner list for the top 15 Lesser Known 'Must See' Aussie Destinations. Below is an extract of the article:  ...read more


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Holotype?

A holotype is a valuable original specimen that describes a new species.  It is a term used to describe a specimen that is the first known of its kind anywhere in the world.  A holotype can be any type of fossil, and it serves as the name-bearer of the species.  Even if a better specimen is found, the holotype is not superseded.  These are rare and exciting discoveries, which help fill important gaps in the fossil record. 

Every animal and plant that is scientifically described is represented by a holotype.  If a scientist wishes to study the unique traits of a species, it is usually the holotype specimen they study.  The holotypes are the crown jewels of any museum collection.  These priceless specimens need to be stored and conserved at standards that meet the Code of International Zoological Nomenclature.


 
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